in reply to splitting on win32 linefeeds aka pass the crackpipe!

Update: Mea culpa. I wasn't paying attention to the .* in the regex. Sigh. But I'll leave my post intact, to preserve my mistake for posterity...

Off topic, but:

my $file = $filename; # can't remember why I do this, always +have $file =~ s!^.*(\\|\/)!!; # something about cleaning stuff up pretty ugly. If you're trying to trim a trailing slash, it's easier to read like this:
my $file = $filename; $file =~ s![\\/]$!!;
If you can't tell what your own regex is doing, it's time to clean it up.